Autumn is upon us bringing cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and a whole host of garden events. Plant sales, garden tours, and festivals are happening all around the metroplex.
Fall is an ideal time to plant perennials and shrubs (though wait until winter for tree planting). So, add an event or two to your calendar and find some new plants and/or inspiration to bring home for your own garden.
A plant sale benefiting the Molly Hollar Wildscape held at Randol Mill Park Greenhouse in Arlington. A large selection of organically grown plants adapted to our local climate will be available.
The sale will feature plants especially suited to growing in North Texas, including trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, perennials, vines, annuals and spring-flowering bulbs.
North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas annual fall sale, featuring a large variety of Texas native plant species good for our soils and climate. Located at River Legacy Park in Arlington.
Featuring a curated collection of drought tolerant perennials, ferns, shrubs, grasses, ground covers and annuals that perform well in North Texas gardens, at Myers Park in Plano. Collin County Master Gardeners will be available for questions.
This free event hosted by the Denton County Master Gardener Association will take place at First United Methodist Church of Denton and will feature educational booths, speakers, local vendors, and free wildflower seeds!
A free family-friendly festival at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens celebrating the migration of the monarch butterfly with a variety of activities and events. Coincides with the Nash Farm Fall Round-Up.
A free self-guided tour hosted by the city of Plano featuring water-conserving, drought tolerant residential and community landscapes. The tour headquarters is at the Environmental Education Center, which is also home to the Texas SmartScape® Demonstration Gardens where you can observe the monarch butterfly migration! Experts will be on hand to discuss landscaping and efficient watering.
An annual fundraising plant sale hosted by the Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas featuring native perennials and shrubs. Check site for details.
Bonus: Nature Events & Classes
Want to get out into nature now that the temperatures are cooling? Check out events available via North Texas Master Naturalist, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, and the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.
For classes to expand your gardening knowledge, see Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park in Dallas, North Haven Gardens in Dallas, Water University (throughout the metroplex), and Garden Green in Plano.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Many of these events will have experts on hand to answer questions and help you choose plants that will work best for your space.
I’m always happy to discuss native plants and landscaping, so leave me a comment below or drop by my Facebook page. Did we miss any events or activities for fall? What are you most looking forward to this autumn?